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AJ Cruz Signed by Bears

AJ Cruz is headed to the NFL, joining the Chicago Bears. (Photo: Brian Kreps)

By Brian Kreps Contributing writer CHANDLER, AZ. – A.J. Cruz of the Arizona Rattlers was signed by the Chicago Bears on Monday. The kick returner and fan favorite has never been to an NFL camp and is looking forward to it. “I am very eager and very excited. I still have a lot of work to do,” Cruz said. Cruz ... Read More »

Cardinals hire first female coach in NFL history

BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – Back in March at the NFL Owners Meeting, Arizona Cardinals’ head coach Bruce Arians was asked about female coaches, and if there will ever be any in the NFL. “The minute they can prove that they can make a player better, they’ll be hired, because all players want (to know) is, ‘How are you gonna ... Read More »

Cardinals Training Camp Primer: Offensive Line

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. — In the NFL, games are won in the trenches. If you don’t have solid offensive and defensive lines, then you’re not going to have much success at all. The Arizona Cardinals didn’t get championship caliber play out of their offensive line last season, but what they got from them wasn’t as bad as it’s ... Read More »

Carson Palmer poised to get his first Super Bowl title

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – You talk about an impact player? Carson Palmer was that guy for the Arizona Cardinals last season. Arizona was 6-0 in the games Palmer played in, and 8-1 after Palmer went down against the St. Louis Rams early in November. They’d move to 9-1 after beating the Detroit Lions the following Sunday behind Palmer’s ... Read More »

Rattlers win fifth straight over KISS, 68-55

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BY: ED COLE PHOENIX — It’s a good thing the Arizona Rattlers had such a big first half against the Los Angeles KISS on Sunday, otherwise they might have left U.S. Airways Center losers. The Rattlers built up a huge lead, and were almost singlehandedly demolished by Los Angeles quarterback Dann Southwick in the second half. Southwick threw seven touchdowns ... Read More »

Dbacks Pull Past Brewers 2-0 with a Solid Start from De La Rosa

Rubby De La Rosa pitched 8 scoreless innings against the Brewers en route to a Dbacks 2-0 win. Photo courtesy of Ralph Freso/Getty Images

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX— On a night at Chase Field that the Arizona Diamondbacks were honoring one of the greatest pitchers of all-time in Randy Johnson, current right- handed pitcher Rubby De La Rosa pitched a gem against the Milwaukee Brewers. De La Rosa pitched 8 scoreless innings, striking out 6 batters, giving up 4 hits and walking 2 en route ... Read More »

Report: Cardinals WR Damond Powell shot


BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Damond Powell was reportedly shot on Friday night in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. According to the report, Powell and some of his friends were sitting in the driveway of his home, when all of a sudden, shots were fired from a car just down the street from them. ... Read More »

Cardinals Training Camp Primer: Running backs

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – It’s no secret that the Arizona Cardinals struggled to run the football last season. Arizona’s run game averaged a league-worst 3.29 yards per rush, and ranked next to last in rushing yards per game (81.8 ypg.). The numbers Pro Football Focus compiled on the Cardinals during the course of the season were just as ... Read More »

Cardinals sign TE Jermaine Gresham

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – The Arizona Cardinals were in need of some veteran leadership at the tight end position, with only two players – Darren Fells, Troy Niklas – having NFL experience, and limited experience at that. Arizona addressed that need on Friday, with the signing of tight end Jermaine Gresham to a one-year deal. Cardinals quarterback Carson ... Read More »